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welcome to "world news tonight." hermine's new target -- the deadly storm bringing dangerous surge and rip currents. the path of destruction leaving many in the dark. ginger zee in the storm zone. major break. the 11-year-old boy, abducted on his bike. the case stumping investigators for nearly three decades. tonight, what police say they finally found. vegas manhunt. the murder suspect and his houdini-like escape. the intensive search tonight. risky rides. broken bones and scary moments this labor day weekend. >> i really thought i was gonna die. >> kids rushed to the hospital. the panic that may have led to one of the accidents. and, comeback kid. cancer blindsiding a college football star, but this running back not giving up. >> you can hear these fans. boy, have they been looking forward to this.
>> tonight, we take you inside this incredible comeback. good evening, thanks for joining us on this sunday. i'm tom llamas. we begin tonight with the powerful and deadly storm, hermine. the system making its way up the eastern seaboard. killing two people since making landfall on friday, including taking the life of this driver of a big rig in north carolina. hermine triggering a new state of emergency tonight, plus dangerous rip currents and severe erosion. our ginger zee in breezy points, queens, has been tracking the system for weeks now. >> reporter: tonight, big breakers taking a bite out of new jersey beaches. in ocean city, large waves, dangerous rip currents, rough waters, rocking the
passengers aboard the royal caribbean's anthem of the seas, bound for bermuda from new jersey. >> eating in the restaurant, dishes going all over the place. >> reporter: and further south, in parts of powuoson, virginia, neighborhoods under water. >> you've got to make the best of the situation. >> we've dealt with this our whole lives, we just don't take our cars out in it. >> reporter: hermine first making landfall as a category one hurricane early friday. it's been a night of tornado warnings, torrential rain. the eye just a couple of miles away. i was in the eye as it made landfall, tracking it all as 80-mile-per-hour winds battered the gulf coast, tossing trees. the gusting winds exploding and igniting power lines, leaving thousands without power. more than 60,000 in florida still without service tonight. and claiming one life. >> ferocious. absolutely ferocious. >> reporter: pasco county, just north of tampa, still under siege with flood waters after more rain from a different system fell on the already saturated land. the governor urging people to evacuate their homes. not done yet, hermine marching
north, hitting georgia and the carolinas with tropical storm strength winds, gusts toppling this tractor-trailer in columbia, north carolina, killing the driver. and in hatteras, the storm spawning a tornado, dumping these trailers into a creek and injuring four. >> i can't emphasize enough, this is not a rainstorm. many folks will not even see a drop of rain from. the storm is still nearly 350 miles south and east, packing 70-mile-per-hour winds but it's tracking east. the beach erosion and rip currents, and coastal impacts will stick with you through delaware, new jersey, up into nantuck nantucket. >> okay, we'll be back in a
moment, ginger. first, let's go to long beach island, new jersey. as some residents are taking no chances. here's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: tonight, hermine taking aim at the same coastal communities devastated by superstorm sandy. new jersey beaches that should be packed, empty. chris christie declaring a state of emergency. crews working through the day. the biggest threats -- coastal flooding, rip currents, and beach erosion. glenn knigge still remembers returning to the jersey shore -- homes toppled, entire neighborhoods destroyed. belongings turned into piles of trash. four years later, rebuilt, but not willing to take any chances. cutting his weekend short, leaving tonight before high tide.
take a look. the dune here already taking a hit from the crashing waves this weekend. tonight, the beach here is closed. tom? >> thank you. we'll get back to ginger zee. what's the forecast? >> reporter: it goes north and northwest tonight into tomorrow. that's when we'll start to deal with a little bit more in the way of impacts from hermine. let's go to the maps. here's what will happen with the track. it still takes it back out by thursday into the atlantic, and that's why by the end of the week, we can finally say good-bye to hermine. but it's the piling of wind and waves that causes the rip currents. not even clouds will make it to some places at the coast until monday night. monday, 7:00 p.m., a bit of rain makes it to in the morning. the wind gusts will still be aplenty and it's the meandering,
sitting and spin, that will affect many beach communities. tom? >> ginger zee, thank you so much. let's turn to politics. both campaigns expected to amp up. donald trump swaying to music at an african-american church in detroit. looking for support. and hillary clinton aiming for ohio's swing state territory tomorrow after spending lots of time with donors. here's mary bruce. >> reporter: donald trump marking a major first. >> i am here to listen to you. >> reporter: swaying along, at a detroit church service saturday. as he made the rare direct appeal to african-american voters. >> i fully understand that the african-american community has suffered from discrimination and that there are many wrongs that must still be made right. >> reporter: trump debuting a more subdued tone. after his fiery appeals in front of nearly all-white crowds. >> i'm asking for the vote of every single african-american citizen. you're living in poverty, your schools are no good. you have no jobs.
what the hell do you have to lose? >> reporter: trump supporter ben carson showing him around his old detroit neighborhood. >> when i was growing up, it was a very prosperous city. >> reporter: carson's memories of the old days interrupted by this bizarre moment. >> my luggage. hold on. >> reporter: meanwhile, pastor mark burns is admitting he overstated his resume after this contentious interview. >> thank you so much. i appreciate you coming. >> reporter: as for hillary clinton, she's been noticeably quiet on the trail, fundraising and still avoiding the press. >> is this going to change? >> all the time, as hillary is on the trail, she's talking to the press. hundreds of interviews. i'm doing the same. labor day to election day stretch, it's going to ramp up even more. >> reporter: clinton will be on the trail here in ohio tomorrow. but no word on when her next full-blown press conference will be.
it's now been 2 p -- 274 days since her last one. >> mary, thank you. now to a story that has gripped much of the country for nearly three decades. an 11-year-old boy, snatched from his bike, never seen again. the break in the mysterious case that may finally mean some closure for a family and a tight-knit midwest community. here's gloria riviera. >> reporter: tonight, a major break in the case of jacob wetterling, nearly 28 years since he vanished. authorities confirming the 11-year-old's remains have been found. >> my prayers and thoughts are with that family. >> the family actually needs peace, to know where he is, not to wonder, "is he still out there?" >> reporter: the family releasing a statement saying they are in "deep grief" and "did not want jacob's story to end this way." >> last week an 11-year-old boy named jacob wetterling was kidnapped from the streets of st. joseph, minnesota. >> reporter: jacob's story captured the nation's attention. >> it's very discouraging. mornings are, i think, the worst for me.
it's like another, another day. >> reporter: it was 1989, in st. joseph, minnesota, when a masked gunman abducted jacob, who was riding his bike home from the video store with his brother and a friend. since then, court documents show investigators questioned this man, daniel heinrich. he's currently in jail on child pornography charges, which he denies. abc news affiliate kstp reporting it was heinrich who led authorities to jacob's remains. his status now changed from person of interest to suspect. over the years jacob's family turned anguish into action. in 1994, helping to pass jacob's law, requiring child sex offenders to register in every state. tom? >> gloria, thank you. let's turn now to an intensive manhunt under way for a man police say escaped from his handcuffs and then disappeared. here's ron claiborne. >> reporter: tonight, authorities in las vegas looking for an alleged killer -- this
man, 25-year-old alonso perez. perez was arrested for murder friday morning and placed in an interrogation room, in handcuffs. police say when the detective left the room, he made his move. >> he actually twisted the handcuffs until they broke. after they broke he was able to flee the building. >> reporter: once free, perez allegedly stole this pickup truck. the truck was recovered saturday but no sign of perez. earlier this summer, in florida, an accused murderer broke free from his handcuffs inside a courtroom and escaped. dayonte resiles was captured a few days later. perez, a convicted felon, is accused of fatally shooting mohammed robinson. the alleged motive -- robinson let a door close on a woman who was with perez at a mcdonald's. >> you let this man escape. how is anybody supposed to feel safe right now? anybody in las vegas? how are they supposed to feel safe? >> reporter: police say it doesn't appear perez grabbed any weapon when he made his escape, but they do believe he is now armed and dangerous.
tom? >> ron, thank you. next to the vatican, and the big headline about mother teresa. pope francis naming her saint teresa. here's alex marquardt. >> reporter: to many, she has long been a saint. today, it was made official. more than 100,000 worshippers packed into a sunny st. peter's square for the canonization of mother teresa. pope francis telling the adoring pilgrims that the newest saint was a "tireless worker of mercy." >> she was an amazing woman, and so i think it is really important that this day has finally come for a lot of people. >> reporter: the so-called "saint of the gutter" was born in 1910 in modern-day macedonia. but it was in the slums of calcutta, india, that mother teresa found her home and her life's work. she died in 1997 and was put on the fast track to sainthood by pope john paul ii -- now a saint himself. two miracles have been attributed by the vatican to mother teresa. curing tumors in this indian
woman and a brazilian man. the tiny nun who won a nobel peace prize was not without her critics. some accused her of wanting the spotlight, of poor and unhygienic medical treatment, and of trying to convert those under her care. none of that mattered to the masses today, which included 1,500 poor and homeless guests. who after the canonization were treated to a pizza lunch, served by nuns, courtesy of pope francis. tom? >> alex, thank you. next, a significant earthquake striking oklahoma this weekend. rattling residents across six states. wells linked to fracking now shut down. with the frequency of these quakes steeply on the rise, there's worry about new tremors. here's lauren lyster. >> reporter: tonight, cleanup after the quake hit. this sudden shaking sending stone plunging from the top of this building.
the sides of homes, crumbling right off. >> i see all this. i'm going, oh, my gosh. wow, i can't believe this. >> reporter: food thrown from the shelves of this grocery store. >> the whole thing was just going like this. it was bad. >> reporter: the quake felt from texas to nebraska. the question tonight, was this 5.6 magnitude earthquake the most powerful to hit the state in years, and tied for the strongest ever, man-made? >> several earthquakes have been linked to waste water disposal from oil and gas production. >> reporter: scientists say a lot of that water comes from a process called fracking. much of the water injected back into deep wells in the ground, linked to tremors. more than 900 3.0 or larger quakes hitting the state last year. jumping from just 100 in 2013. and in response to the earthquake, dozens of wells ordered to be shut down.
>> lauren, thank you. still ahead on "world news tonight" this sunday, out for the season. dale earnhardt jr., what he's saying about his road to recovery. after suffering a concussion. and, danger at the fair. children dangling, flung from a popular spinning ride. what went wrong?
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